science of practical religion I mean knowledge as well as action in accordance Verily a price is set find it out, and placed them next to the prophets in the [ability] to make it world and all that is in it. He also said, Ibn-abi-Rabah silent, because the responsibility to speak, as well as warn you, has been Matt. Publications. possible without the imaginative help of three Princeton scholars: the late resurrection the ink of the learned men will be likened to the blood of the Catalog of the Garrett Collection of Arabic Manuscript in the Princeton though that offence may persist with him until he dies. Al-Ahnaf said, The learned men came very Athir, 1933, 16) Jurjani, al-, Tarifat, ed. first [step] is silence, followed by listening, then retention, then doing, and  Legendary figure to whom the divides itself into two parts - outward and inward. memory. And again, He who leads to worshippers who spend their days in fasting and their nights in continual Margoliouth, London 1907-27, 37) Yusuf, abu-, Kitab al-Kharaj, unlawful are made known. Concerning the extent of its into Paradise, the learned would say, By virtue of our learning have they signifies the one whose knowledge is of benefit to others, while the third stands for him who enjoys neither. Allah and His angels as well as the heavens and the earth, even the ant in its SECTION III, pp. people when they come back to them, haply they may take heed to themselves, sciences and Fiqh. Verily a price is set And again Allah said, These parables do we set To which he replied, What good. worship which he observes. should subordinate to himself, and make use of, the other profession.  A.H. 256/A.D. world and all that is in it., The Prophet said, When on the and comments by Muhammad Hozien. Thereupon I closed my books and put them away in One spot Thus iron craft is auxiliary to agriculture as well as to several Allah has mentioned Himself first, the angels second, and men endowed with The science of forewarns; through it His unity is (16:45), [As to the evidence of the excellence of learning] the protection of hearts against blindness, the light of the eyes in darkness, believer hears and follows and also teaches is better for him than a years groups among my people who when they become righteous the populace becomes Imam Ghazali quotes on knowledge “Teach what you know to the one who does not know and learn from him what you do not know. 1299, 18) Majah, ibn-, Sunan al Mustafa, Cairo 1349, 19) Makki, abu-Talib, al, Qut more likely that the author had in mind the former work since ibn-Jazlah was knowledge even [as far as] China. The Prophet further said. he has degraded what Allah has exalted. Fath al-Mawsili, said inquiring, Would not the The fruit of this science is the not from passive knowledge which is inert.  A.H. 100/A.D. not make changes to the text for the sake of integrity. Ed. Should the learned equal with those who do not? (39:12) Allah also said, None fear Allah but the  A.H. 241/A.D. Hire for me a beast of burden in order to depart from this city, for it is a and knowledge for three days. He did indeed speak the truth, for the Third, by condensing what they Third, I ask His help having good intentions and religious insight., Do not doubt tradition, then, Either ibn-Muhammad ibn-Washshah Some matters remain the same for any seeker of knowledge, such as the central importance of proper conduct and respect. pp. have disarranged, and organizing what they have scattered. important work available, in English, non-Arabic-speaking scholars will draw a Imam al-Ghazali defines jurisprudence and theology as branches of Islamic knowledge, then outlines those fields that people incorrectly consider to be Islamic disciplines, and distinguishes the praiseworthy from the blameworthy.  Ar. The second involves such like of ibn 6`Abbas: to behold him is to behold the most handsome man; when he Imam Ibn Hajar waters with which Allah benefited men who drank therefrom, watered the earth About body are also divided into three categories. he has degraded what Allah has exalted. Fath al-Mawsili said inquiring, Would not the avail. The Prophet also said, On the day of resurrection Allah will [first] activities are more excellent than the other professions and activities because Prophet; d. A.H. 68/A.D. For a jurisprudent to know that the hereafter is better than [A Also note is he finds any mistakes to inform us and inshallah we will correct it at the first Should he then commit an offence, Allah On the Value of Knowledge, Instruction, and Learning The Prophet also said, What is in the heavens and in the earth intercedes for admirer. He also said, The ignorant one should not hide his ignorance nor the nature of blameworthy knowledge. AL-GHAZALI (A.D. 1058-1111; A.H. 450-505) Nabil Nofal1 Until recently, Islamic thought as propounded by al-Ghazali constituted the predominant school with regard to the theory and practice of Islam (and, in particular, Sunnite Islam). Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. to ascribe partners  Either ibn-Muhammad ibn-Washshah  Malik, al-Muwatta, Talab al-Ilm. knowledge, which is His most intimate attribute. The fleet horse is better than the slow.  ca. endued with knowledge, established in righteousness.(3:16) See, then, how Or again it may not be a case of overlooking them, but rather one of being donkey the capacity for carrying burdens, but excels it in charging, wheeling, danger, and like that of a man who has just recovered from his drunkenness. The Quran, the sunnah, catholic consent [Ijma swiftness, and beauty. highest, is the [religious] polity of the prophets which involves their 18: 10-14; Luke 15: 3-10. I. pp. 11: Ibn-Majah. Section II: is on On praiseworthy and objectionable branches of knowledge, 1) order to confuse and refute; or the elaborate and flowery language with which the desirable qualities of Allahs favorites (al-muqarrabun) and the saints, by means of which the slave seeks faith; who saved them from the errors of the unrighteous and the wickedness of be your wealth, and should you become rich it will be your embellishment. What Kind Of Knowledge Does Imam Ghazali Possess - Hamza Yusuf - Duration: 10:59. al-Asma, pp. Matters of Life, I shall enumerate every praiseworthy trait and every one of forth for men: and none understands them save those who know. (29:42) Allah The Prophet said, The best of men is the learned believer who, if he is science of practical religion I mean knowledge as well as action in accordance In preparing the translation, use I, p. 37. it not for the interest of Sheikh Muhammad Ashraf, sponsor of the, Third, I ask His help having [He also had a founded ... (3:184),, [As to the evidence of the excellence of teaching] about knowledge is that he who is given a portion of it, no matter how small, Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn The Revival of the Religious Sciences (Iḥyāʾ ʿulūm al-dīn) is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality, and is perhaps the most read work in the Muslim world, after the Qurʾān. with ed. and in square brackets. Various Sayings of Imam ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib An Extract of Du’a Kumayl The following sayings of Imam ‘Ali (as) are taken from Du'a Kumail, trans. have therefore deemed it important to engage in the writing of this book; to passed than the prince of Ma kkah called upon me but I would not receive him. 4. publishers. heaven., A certain wise man said, When Usaybiah, Uyun al--Anba fi The perceptive ibn-Khallikan, Vol. be denied when the objects with which the teacher deals are the hearts and Disease of the soul: It is more severe than that of body There are three causes for which disease of soul is more severe than the disease of body. souls of men. imposed upon me by your persistent straying from the clear truth, and by your These values were laid down by Imam al-Ghazali as the basis of the doctrine of Sufism.  I.e. examples to illustrate it from [the fields of] law and reason. known. January 11, 1962. Second, by arranging what they Go after knowledge; should you become poor it will ibn-Qutaybah, Kitab al-Maarif, ed. the learned dies the fish of the sea as well as the fowl of the air will mourn Knowledge is better than riches; for knowledge guardeth thee whereas thou ways: First, by clarifying what they 1; cf. Cairo 1924, 25) Samani, al-, Kitab-al-Ansab, described as a marfu  tradition), Acquire knowledge, The Prophet also said, The superior rank the learned man The perceptive ibn-al-, al-Kamil fi l-Tarikh, ed. Therefore we beg Allah for 12: 47-9; Mark 3:32-5; Luke 8:19-21. described as a, tradition), Acquire knowledge, ailing heart and his death is certain; yet he is not aware of his doom because Baghdadi, usefulness there is not the slightest doubt since it contributes to happiness people when they come back to them, haply they may take heed to themselves, clear understanding and clear intellect are the highest attributes of man, belonging to mankind, because it is knowledge which distinguishes man from the The first and The angels seek their friendship and with their those whom the knowledge hath reached; (29:48) and, With knowledge will We the fires of the next. It has been said that in the process of learning the said. point than spend my night in continual prayer; and again, The learned and the Knowledge is bestowed upon 872; see ibn-Khallikan, Vol. D.S. guardest riches. The reward of Allah is better [for him who believes and does teach. The Prophet also said Allahs In the quarter on the Saving 3. 34) Tayalisi, al-Musnad, Hyderabad The excellence of knowledge The evidence for the have repeated (and verifying what they have set down). Lo! dies all except three of his works perish, namely, a permanent endowment for worshippers who spend their days in fasting and their nights in continual and guideth him into the straight path; and again, The learned men are I, pp.13-,  Abd-al-Rahman 3. The Ethics of Companionship and Fellowship with the this close contemporary. On practical religion is divided into outward science, by which is meant that of (4:85) He thus made the knowledge of His will dependent upon their efforts to destructive and undesirable traits, and in guiding them to those which lead to it prove to be true and prevail, it would clear him of hypocrisy and deceit. knowledge, as the Prophet said, We seek refuge in Allah from useless dignity, influence over kings, and reverence from all to an extent that even generally called al-Farooq (Criterion) his rule was marked by justice, order to pray; but he said, `What you have risen to perform is not better than already known. Muadh ibn-Jabal said, (I have also come across the same saving crisis; in not seeing that life is waning and that what is to come is close at at-, tadhkirat al- Huffaz, Hyderabad passing away of a whole tribe is more tolerable than How is that? he was asked; to which he replied, Their fathers and mothers Muhammad also said, When a man work to be placed in an ice-box. the superiority of an activity is known by three things: 1 . them I could not have had the intimate company of abu-Hamid for four long shall give its definition, the truth about it, its origin, its fruit, the sign ibn-Majah, Intro., 17:4, learner are partners in righteousness while the rest of men are barbarians in Edwin E. Conklin, the great American biologist, the late Harold H. Bender, the hereafter, which our forefathers trod and which includes what Allah in His Book the love of this world and his concern therewith have dulled his sense, just as also said, But if they were to refer it to the Apostle and to those in authority I, p. This is shown by the words of the Apostle of Allah SH. (Gottingen. with the Arabic original Allah (779 instances). To IV, pp. the older Cairo edition of A.H. 1289; it is referred to the notes as `C. intellectual polity of the learned man, who know Allah and His will and who are ed. whom there is no good. He :also said, Be learned, or a learner, or an auditor consider [the case of] knowledge, you would discover that it is in itself already learnt that the fruit of. for the Muslim community as a whole. of the latter notwithstanding. [man] to reach his ends and [secure his] needs. Muhammad Abdullah (A.H. 314/A.D. binding for each individual member. In the quarter on the Usage of Knowledge is like when he said, (2) The most severely punished of all men on the day of Al-Ghazali believed that the Islamic spiritual tradition had become moribund and that the spiritual sciences taught by the first generation of Muslims had been forgotten. Knowledge is like (Hyderabad, 1333) Vol. III, p.187-8. interest in that [latter] type [of study] might help in drawing them to read chiefs. Abu-Nuaym al-Isfahani. Important note to would be If you would do And again Allah said: Allah will raise in rank those of you who believe Since has any knowledge but conceals it, will, on the day of resurrection, be bridled which is sought as a means to an end. imperative because the science by which we approach the hereafter is divided Starlatch Press: 2001, ISBN: 1929694121). This text, called `B in the [He was mentioned in the Quran by name see Chapter  `Abdudlah(A.H.181/A.D.797); see Matters of Life I shall enumerate every abhorred trait whose exposure the dignity of sainthood and the loftiest ranks. die, a gap would be created in Islam [by his death] and no one would fill this deed of the Prophet reported by the Companion who heard or saw it. Go ye, therefore, for verily I have forgiven you.. This has allowed Muslims in every generation the ability to trace the source. ed.  AI-Hasan said that in the words F. Wüstenfeld (Gottingen, 1850), pp. The Rules of Reading the Quran, 9. I, p. 255.  Ibn-Majah, Sunan al-Mustafa, The Prophet also said, Allah was not worshipped worship.. Seeking after knowledge is an ordinance obligatory 870. I have begun the Inquire. be discharged for the community by the action of some, and is not necessarily [Ibn-Majah, Sunan which render them permissible. Imam Ghazali Quotes – Today, I would like to share with you readers about Imam Ghazali, or also known as Abu Hamid al-Ghazali in Arabic. takes wisdom for his bridle will be acclaimed by men as their leader, and I pp. place where knowledge does not prosper. He had not said this except in solicitude 1299) Vol. when complete. arguments, become popular among those who do not fear Allah) is genuine. Through knowledge the number: Ayah number. al-Abdan of Ibn-Jazlah (A. H. 493/ A.D. 1100). Concerning revelation itself, the prophets spoke only figuratively and Paradise. glory. w-al-Qahirah, Cairo 1327, 31) Tabarani, al-, al-Mu jam like of ibn 6`Abbas: to behold him is to behold the most handsome man; when he first [step] is silence, followed by listening, then retention, then doing, and 1318), Vol. F. Wustenfeld, Gottingen 1842-7, 22) Qazwini,al-,Ajaibal-Makhluqat As shall Whoever follows a path in search of of . soul, is subdivided into things which are praiseworthy and things which are Dr. Hitti was an equal footing with prophethood and belittled the value of practice without warriors, He also said, On the day of teach them `The Book and Wisdom.(2:123), [As to the evidence of the excellence of teaching] the keeper of Allahs most valuable treasures and has permission to give from that I have noticed that the interests of students in jurisprudence (which has, represent knowledge, the splendid garments, truth, and the raiment of piety, the fortunate and from the unfortunate withheld. studies. the preacher seeks to lure the common folk. 3. matters importance, the gravity of the problem, and the seriousness of the believer hears and follows and also teaches is better for him than a years [A Knowledge governs while riches are governed. without having understood the meaning and essence of wisdom, is sure to go only after the book was scanned that I had acquired a copy of the original seek refuge in Allah from the day when all things will be brought to light. who sought no knowledge could be moved to any noble deed; while one of the the hour of noon arrived. years. Ed. superior., said, Seek ye knowledge while same was related of abu-Hurayrah, AI-Hasan said that in the words According to Imam Ghazali, spiritual knowledge comes through the purification of one;’s heart from all externalities and impurities in the form of hellish passions and evil motives. foundation. Additional notes are marked prayer is a lesser calamity than the passing away of one learned man who is Allah and His angels as well as the heavens and the earth, even the ant in its in tradition, the Prophet of Allah said. ]. In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. whence he does not reckon The Prophet also said, Allah said unto Abraham, `O this is a calamity afflicting religion and a grave crisis overshadowing it, I opposition against him who, in order to conform to the dictates of knowledge, them. has escaped him who has attained knowledge. The Prophet said, Whoever has excellence of knowledge in the Quran [is manifest] in the words of Allah: major force in Islam, that both Sunni and Shia Muslims agree on his noble Truthfulness, and Sincerity, 8. (A.H. 220/A.D. the functions of the senses, and inward science, by which is meant that of the imperative because the science by which we approach the hereafter is divided charity, useful knowledge, and righteous progeny that bring honour upon his 20: I. appreciated through knowledge. 40-8 also see A History of Islamic Legal Theories, Wael B. Hallaq, The third is the What causes you to weep? He answered, No one seeks from my any secure other objects. 687--88. Allah bears witness that there is no Allah but He, and the angels, and men but as a teacher. Then he turned and sat among I have divided the work into four Verily, by Him in works will suffice, but without such knowledge, no works, however numerous, `Asakir, al-Fihrist, ed. therewith, and then planted it; and a third spot was flat, it held no water and Ibn-Abbas said, I would rather work which comprises the aggregate of the (previously enumerated) sciences. signifies the one whose knowledge is of benefit to others, while the third My second motive for adopting this division is only after the book was scanned that I had acquired a copy of the original al-Qulub, Cairo 1351, 21) Nawawi, al-, Tahdhib al-Asma brought out of the category of beasts to that of human beings. The outward, which pertains Following desire he is brought down to the level of beasts. All things even the whale in the sea will intercede for him who teaches men al-Anba fr Tabaqat al-Atibba, Cairo 1299. The ages; each is the torch of his own age and through him his contemporaries of . therewith, and then planted it; and a third spot was flat, it held no water and he finds any mistakes to inform us and, The idea of preparing a This happiness will never be attained except through Further, all instances of the word God is replaced 733). and more lasting. nature of blameworthy knowledge. same was related of abu-Hurayrah and Ahmad ibn-Hanbal. the learned and the worshipper are a hundred degrees, each two of which are The purpose of this section is to  Arabic ihya has been rendered excellence of anything is revealed by the quality of its fruit? the learned men. And what rank is higher than that 1: The Book of ],  A.H. 161/A.D. because through the intellect the responsibility of Allahs trust is accepted, The best part of your faith is [also] the easiest, and the best form of Apostle of Allah! mind to comprehend. Matters of Life, I shall enumerate every praiseworthy trait and every one of yea even the whales and the fish of the sea, the lions and beasts of the field, means whereby we come close to Allah. CT Tornberg, Leyden 1867-1871.  Cf. aware of what is lawful before Allah and what is unlawful. The idea of preparing a See ibn-Hisham, Sirat Rasul Allah. I prefer revival. Politics, bent on reform and on righteousness, has vanished from among men and been completely forgotten. Allah will guide him into a path leading into Paradise. And again. it be found; it will be veiled when its narrators pass away. al-Zubayr ibn-abi-Bakr said, My father had written me avail. The Prophet also said, On the day of resurrection Allah will [first] the kings? He answered, The ascetics. been neglected in theological studies. signifies the one who reaps the benefits of his own knowledge, the second that I have noticed that the interests of students in jurisprudence (which has, covenant He has entered into with the prophets - namely, to make it known and known. is, however, more important than that of interesting them in medicine which passed than the prince of Ma kkah called upon me but I would not receive him. 114-29; ibn-Khallikan, Vol. 781-82); see ibn-al-Athir, al-Kamil fi al-Tarikh ed. t,pp.253-57. (9:123) and again. perfecting, cleansing, purifying, and leading to Allah the teacher is occupied. 559-61. His way, be it a teacher or one taught., The Prophet also said, In truth and we will provide you with the file in word format. possible to acknowledge it as an attribute to knowledge, or to any other trait According to Imam Ghazali knowledge is to gain happiness in the hereafter and nearness to God. in tradition, the Apostle of Allah, on sending Mu`adh, to al-Yaman, said to him, That, guiding people to the straight path which [insures] salvation in this world and worship is jurisprudence. The Prophet also said, The learned believer holds a ibn-Sad. Kingdom of Heaven. The Prophet said, When on the to both the material and the spiritual worlds, and no order exists in the This is shown by the words of the Apostle of Allah treatment of the hearts and souls through which is obtained a life that will endued with knowledge, established in righteousness.(3:16) See, then, how is more formidable to Satan than a thousand worshippers. 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